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|Monday, 21st April 2003|
Train wheels must get even rounder.
I am not talking about the roundness in the direction of driving.
This mind bubble has nothing to do with worn out wheels.
So what am I talking about.
You can't get rounder than round, can you?
Yes, I hear your comments.
My idea is about a rounding that is 90 degrees on the forward motion. Odd? Yes, probably, but most new ideas are. They deviate from the known. That is what makes new ideas new.
Train passengers rock sideways, not back and forth. The constant forward speed is fine. It is the wheels bumping between the rails. That is what rocks the passengers. A train on rails is like a bumper car in a narrow corridor. It continues to bump against the walls.
A small experiment easily demonstrates this sideways bumping:
What to do about it?
|Round the wheel surface.|
A safety precaution at the inside of the wheel makes sure that the train does not derail, comparable with current train wheels.
|IM Tedd Codd, 1923 - 18 apr 2003|